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Maine State Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Very interesting museum

This is much better than I had expected. Very clean, well organized and very interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Belgrade, Maine
Jewish exhibit

Nice to have a museum willing to try new things. An interesting exhibit, much on display loaned by... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
new york city
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The museum's four floors of world-class exhibits provide a chance to explore and discover the best of Maine, from the Ice Age to the 1960s. The museum is open from Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m...more
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230 State St, Augusta, ME 04330-6845
+1 207-287-2301
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All reviews state museum something for everyone rainy day all ages two hours gift shop great exhibits couple of hours natural history ship building scavenger hunt home life native american sound effects next door on display parking lot
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is much better than I had expected. Very clean, well organized and very interesting. Included most of what made Maine.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bogfrogs
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Nice to have a museum willing to try new things. An interesting exhibit, much on display loaned by Maine residents

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bjjja97
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We wanted something to do on this rainy day. The Maine State Museum did not disappoint. Well stocked museum full of Maine's artifacts. Taxidermy was pretty incredible to see. Price was so reasonable and we stayed a couple of hours just mesmerized by everything. Highly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SonjaFraser
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We went for a quick visit to see the history of Maine at this tidy little museum near the state capital building. We were there for two hours and found it informative, nostalgic and educational, well worth the stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Located right across the parking lot from the state capitol building, the museum had many interesting areas/displays. Not knowing anything about Maine or its history, the museum covered many different aspects of the state's development. The museum itself is 3-4 stories, with one of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Timothy M
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Well done museum experience which may even entertain teenagers. Well researched exhibits with exactly details.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CountVernon
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A nice outing to do on a rainy day while staying in or near Augusta Maine. Lots to see and learn. Fun for all ages and interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank copejenney
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

The state museum in Augusta, Maine is brilliant. It is packed with exhibits which tell you everything you need to know about Maine. The gift shop is excellent too. Entrance price is $3 and seniors $2 - really good value. Not to be missed if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jane0891
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

You really get the feeling for the historical, economic and resource rich state of Maine. Lots of things to look at from First Nation artifacts to gems and granite. Make sure you discover all floors of displays. Well done. Give yourself a couple of hours...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank arbogdan
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We arrived at 4:00 pm on a Friday and made the best of our hour in the museum which closes at 5:00. Very nice exhibits with sections dedicated to agriculture, WWI, home life, industry, nature, Native American, and geology. Exhibits are spread out on 4...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sharon C
February 8, 2017|
Response from Sheila M | Property representative |
Yes there is. It is open during museum hours. You can call the store directly with any questions at 207-287-2938 or check the Maine State Museum's website.
Rick S
January 12, 2017|
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Response from Sheila M | Property representative |
Thanks, everyone, for your answers. Yes, indeed, the museum is open year-round. We are routinely closed only on Sundays, Mondays, and all state holidays. Thanks for your question and the assistance from everyone. Your... More
Judy M
March 14, 2016|
Response from 77bethanyd |
This is kind of late! But the website states: "Admission fees Adults - $2.00; Children 6 – 18 - $1.00; Children under 6 – free; Family maximum charge - $6.00; Senior citizens (62 and older) - $1.00; Charge for special tours... More